Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position in Focused Ultrasound in Brain Cancer Research
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Job no: 526149
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Washington, DC
Categories: Research / Scientific
Virginia Tech (VT) and Children’s National Hospital (CNH) are recruiting in partnership to fill a tenure track faculty position at Virginia Tech at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of research on the mechanisms and applications of focused ultrasound for therapeutic approaches to treat brain cancer, particularly in pediatric populations. Candidates with a focus in biological and/or engineering approaches to the study of how focused ultrasound can be used to treat brain cancers and/or modify the blood brain barrier for the delivery of therapeutics are encouraged to apply. This new faculty position represents part of a major collaborative research initiative between VT and CNH. The position will be located at Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus (CNRIC - https:// childrensnational.org/news-and-events/photo-gallery/research-and-innovation-campus-virtual-tour) in Washington, DC with the possibility of additional research space at Virginia Tech's Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI - https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/) on the university’s health sciences campus in Roanoke, VA.
Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a record of accomplishment of research productivity through high quality publications and a record of successful extramural funding (preferably from NIH). The faculty member will join several teams of VT and CNH brain cancer researchers already in place at the CNRIC, as well as basic, translational and clinical CNH cancer researchers, neuroscientists and immunologists. The successful candidate will primarily be expected to maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program. They will also have the opportunity to participate in some teaching of Virginia Tech graduate students and to serve as a research mentor for graduate, medical and undergraduate students. A highly competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.
The CNRIC is located in Washington, DC sited on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in a newly renovated research building with state of the art facilities, including adjacent teams of researchers from CNH’s genetic medicine research center and rare disease institute. Johnson and Johnson’s J-Lab facility and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority program are also located in the same building.
Please submit your application, including full curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and plans, teaching/mentoring philosophy and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #526149. To complete the application, the applicant should also have at least three references of reference. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.
Virginia Tech and Children’s National Hospital recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. They both seek to diversify their faculty along multiple dimensions, bringing talent, experience and insights from multiple perspectives to work together in collaborative teams to solve the most pressing challenges in the biomedical and health sciences. Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ Programs/vtpoc0.html), which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Children’s National Hospital is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals with a robust research program including multiple research centers and institutes. It also is committed to a diverse workforce and inclusive and equitable work environment.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Executive Director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Michael J. Friedlander at: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Dr. Roger Packer, Director of the Children’s National Brain Tumor Center at: email@example.com
Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a record of accomplishment of research productivity through high quality publications and a record of successful extramural funding (preferably from NIH).
The successful candidate will primarily be expected to maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program. They will also have the opportunity to participate in some teaching of Virginia Tech graduate students and to serve as a research mentor for graduate, medical and undergraduate students. A highly competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.
Commensurate with experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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